Mini Album, Projects, Tags, Techniques, Uncategorized

Mother’s Day Mini Album

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It has been awhile since I’ve made a mini album!

I created this one to give my mom for Mother’s Day.

Chipboard makes up the base and the whole thing is covered in white cardstock.

All of the paper is from my stash of Close to My Heart things.

I used my HP Sprocket to print all the little 2×3 pictures.

It is filled with pull outs and tags. Fun around every corner 🙂

I’ve posted a flip through you can check out in Instagram HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. That is where I post most often.

Cards, Tags

When Life Gives You Lemons-Cute Spring Tag

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When Life Gives You Lemons Tag

I’ve been feeling very springy lately. I’m in the North East, so spring is very slow here!

This cute little lady is from Close To My Heart, as is the paper.

She’s colored with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Brushes. I’m really enjoying learning how to color with alcohol markers!

I haven’t been posting daily here lately, but I do post on Instagram everyday. I decided that unless I have a cool tip, trick or technique there really isn’t much of a reason to post here all the time right now.

Hopefully, in the future, I’ll have more to share as far as actual tutorials vs just pictures of what I’m up to. Also, since I’m trying to work through my existing stash, I can’t even share links to the products since most aren’t available anymore!

I’ll still post here routinely for sure, but just not everything.

Come on over and follow me on Instagram @emmaheartspaper to keep up with what I’m creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tags, Techniques

Three Stamp Challenge

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tag with fairies, flowers and word background created by using three randomly selected stamp sets

My kids do this thing called the Three Marker Challenge, where they randomly choose three markers and have to color or draw a picture using only those three markers.

To help inspire me, I took a page from their book this weekend. I pulled three random stamp sets out of my bins to make a tag. I knew I was choosing a background, a floral and and a misc stamp set. I did not randomly choose the colors I had to use, I intentionally picked the yellow and the blue. I think that would be a fun thing to add to this challenge in the future.

All the sets are retired Close To My Heart stamp sets I have in my stash.

These are not sets I would have ever used together, but I am happy how it turned out.

Second Generation Technique

The flowers, I think they are daffodils, are a fun layering stamp. I stamped the solid base of the flower by doing a second generation stamp. Second generation is done by inking up the stamp and stamping on a scrap piece of paper first. Then without re-inking the stamp, stamp the image on your project. The image will be in a lighter shade.

I then stamped the second layered stamp on top of flower base in the same color, but as a first generation. You can see the lighter yellow and darker yellow on each flower. This was done with the same ink pad.

The flowers were randomly stamped on the back ground of the tag and three were stamped on scrap paper and fussy cut.


In addition to the flowers, the background also has a small decorative swirly stamp, from the fairy stamp set, that I stamped in blue. I stamped the words in black over the top of the flowers and swirly.

I have actually never used the word background before! There is another background stamp in that set I typically use. I thought the words like “together”, “embrace” and “devoted” went very well with this fairy couple.


The fairy couple are part of a stamp set that I got when I first started paper crafting. This is one of my first, and still one of my favorite stamps! I used Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brushes to color them.


It is hard to tell from the picture, but the fairy couple and the flowers are attached using various thicknesses of 3D foam adhesive strips.

I certainly think I will try this three stamp challenge again. It helped me feel more inspired and work with stamps I wouldn’t have normally used.

It is a good way to practice trying new things and creating out of my comfort zone. Next time I may do three random colors on any stamps sets of my choosing, or maybe even doing both three random stamps and random colors!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my creation. Be sure to stop by my Instagram to see more of my creations. I try to post something everyday.

Cards, Tags

Matching Card and Tag

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matching tag and card with vellum over flower background with three spotlight squares with flowers on top

If you seen any of my previous posts you’ll know that I’ve only been creating using supplies in my stash.

This card and tag set is no different. I was very happy when I found these scraps from Close To My Heart. The colors and big flowers make me so very happy.

Since I happened to have a piece of vellum within arms reach of me at the time, I also incorporated vellum into the mix!

If I had to choose one embellishment to use for the rest of my lift it would be these little gems. But, for some reason I haven’t been using them on my cards!

You can see I certainly made up for it on this card.

Because I’m a firm believer in “there are no mistakes in scrapbooking” I’ll tell you that two of these gems are covering a smudge because I had wet glue on my fingers 😉

Tag with vellum over flower background with three spotlight squares with flowers on top
Card with vellum over flower background with three spotlight squares with flowers on top

As always, thanks so much for stopping by to see my creations! Happy card making to you!

Cards, Tags

Adorable Hello Friend Blossoms Tag

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Close To My Heart currently has re-released the Blossoms paper pack. This is one of my most favorite papers ever. I couldn’t help but make a little tag to celebrate.

I used the Blossoms paper as the back ground of the tag, along with the little strip at the bottom and one of the banners sticking out from behind the sentiment.

I used all retired CTMH stamps from my stash for this tag. I stamped the layered stamps and fussy cut each flower and leave out by hand. I’m not opposed to die cutting stamped images by any means, but I do really enjoy fussy cutting!

The 3D foam adhesive made all the difference for this tag. It just wouldn’t have looked the same if that flower bunch was flat. I was never much for using the 3D foam before, but I think I’ve used it on almost every project I’ve done recently.

To date, this might be my favorite project. Although, I know I recently said that about another project. I guess I just really love all my creations.

Giving away this tag will be hard for me. I might have to gift it to myself, or maybe my daughter so it can stay in the house!

Thanks for stopping by to see my creations!